The Xpress Redi Set Go is the most recent generation of cookers and the follow up to the GT Xpress 101. This unit would appeal to most that don’t already have something similar, like a George Foreman grill, and after watching the infomercial most would have to wonder if it really works as well as they show it working.
Mini cookers like these are really popular, and there will always be a new one hitting the market. They appeal to many people because of their small size, and because they make it look fast and easy to make foods that we’re already making. By cooking food from both sides, it’s easy to see that this will speed up the cooking process on things you’d normally have to flip.
The Xpress Redi Set Go hits you with so many claims and possible benefits it will make your head spin. They start off by saying that their machine can get you out of the fast food rut, by making healthy foods just as fast.
They claim that their unit helps you make quick and healthy meals, and you can use it for all of your meals throughout the day like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a quick snack.
They rattle off all of the things you can make with the unit, like personal pizzas in just 7 minutes, gourmet meals in under 10 minutes, and even a personal-sized pie in the same amount of time.
You can even make full course meals, so you won’t have to settle for just quick and small side-sized meals.
You can make things like Panini sandwiches because it presses down on the food from the top and bottom. You can also makes things like beef burritos and turkey meatballs and you can use your own ingredients so you get to control the quality of what goes into what you’re eating.
They claim that their insert-able pans are non-stick and easy to clean. They also bring up the comparison to using the Express Redi Set Go instead of using your oven. Because of it’s smaller size and heating area they claim that you’ll be able to cook foods twice as fast, and you’ll save on energy costs because you’re heating a smaller area.
And finally, they claim that you’ll be able to do frying, grilling, and baking all in the same unit. With its built-in timer you won’t have to babysit the device, and you can go do other things while it cooks.
The hype comes from the use of Cathy Mitchell in the commercials. She can make anything look easy to use, and makes all of the food look really delicious. It’s not her fault, she’s just got the perfect motherly or grandmotherly look and voice to her.
This is where things get really messy. You are going to pay nearly as much to have the Xpress Redi Set Go shipped as you are for the unit, and you are forced into buying a second unit and paying shipping on it.
Your total cost will come to $70 when it’s all said and done and you’ll have 2 units shipped to your door. If you go in on it with a friend you can each pay $35 to get this product.
You’ll have to go out and buy the ingredients necessary in order to make the foods that are suggested in the recipe book. If you’re strapped for cash, or barely making your current food budget work, this can be a juggling act. Although it is claimed in the ad that you can make budget-friendly meals with the Xpress Redi Set Go, you’ll still have to adjust to buying different food than what you’re used to.
Once you make this adjustment though you may find that you can cook foods for yourself and your family at a fraction of what it would cost to go out to dinner, or grab fast food for everyone. Plus, since you choose what goes into the recipe, you can select healthier alternatives, like ground turkey instead of ground beer, and low fat items.
In a real world setting the Xpress Redi Set Go was put to the test on numerous recipes that are included in the cooking guide. It passed each test and the food came out better than expected. A little finesse was required, as well as a little bit of tinkering, but that is to be expected when you are using a new device like this. You have to budget some time to learn how to use it, but once you get it right it works like a charm.
Does Xpress Redi Set Go Really Work?
After seeing things like the George Foreman or the Big Boss Grill, the Xpress Redi Set Go isn’t so remarkable, but it does work as shown and after learning how to use it and a little trial and error you’ll be on your way to quick and healthy meals as they claim.
Find a buddy and pick up a pair of these cookers if you don’t already have a unit like this. They are great to have around when you can’t think of what to make for lunch or dinner and you can’t be bothered with going out.
Plus it can be fun to make personal pizzas, and if you have picky eaters it’s great to let everyone have their own toppings. Since it only takes 7 minutes it’s not that long of a wait.